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About Hakarmaskannar

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    Reading (mostly fiction), roleplaying and martial arts-when I can fit any of the previous around my #1 interest; my family.
  1. I am a prison officer, and have been for over 10 years. Objectively speaking, it is immoral to accept a job and then to abuse the trust put in you by your employer. Also, the officer may only be smuggling inconsequencial items at this time, but by even smuggling one item into the prison, he/she is open to blackmail to put pressure on him/her to bring in more substantial/dangerous items that could threaten both his/her own, and his/her collegues safety. Most prisoners do develop manipulative skills and quite a few like to trade knowledge for favours, so any guard smuggling for one person may
  2. I'd edit it if I knew how, and I'm sorry that it's been mis-credited, but I only cut-and-pasted it whole from another page in a hurry, and didn't have time to check the credit as my internet's been on-and-off recently and I got kicked just after.
  3. For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.
  4. Just thought some of you would like to see the latest news about the Upcoming Sword of Truth TV series. Terry Goodking has written a covering letter to the official SoT website. Enjoy
  5. I saw this and thought I'd share it...definitive arguement for Creationism.
  6. Just finished 'Deathly Hallows' recently and I am currently reading Tara Smith's 'Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics' on my work-breaks and James Bartholomew's 'The Welfare Stae we're in' at home. The last book is a very insightful and well-researched investigation into the appalling scale of destruction visited upon our (British) medical, educational, and financial systems by the Welfare state and how these, and social security/housing/pensions developed from their beginnnings here.
  7. I finally got the film and have devoured it four times recently. I absolutely loved it. It is such a great blend of all I love in a film. it has become one of my favourites of any genre and I can't recommend it highly enough
  8. I'll definitely be going to see it when it arrives in England as my wife and I both loved the first three. Mind you, I think Bruce Willis is the one person she'd be tempted to swap me for so I'll keep an eye on her when he's on-screen She almost refused to watch his earlier film, Hostage, just because he has hair and a beard at the start of it, but she persevered and was delighted when he went back to his smooth, shaven look
  9. Thank you both for your replies. The clarifications you have both provided are gratefully received and I just wish I'd been able to fully explore the situation with a focused mind. Unfortunately that wasn't the case, but I'm glad I at least realised there was a problem with some of my premises
  10. I have been in my current job for eight years now and over the course of that time I have had my wages increased from time to time. I work 13-hour shifts on a 2-on/2-off/3-on/2-off/2-on/3-off pattern which means I have long hours, but also plenty of time at home with my family. During the course of previous wage-negotiations I, and everyone else, have been awarded increases in my holiday entitlement in lieu of a greater financial increase to my salary. Some others work a more standard 40 hour day-shift (Mon-Fri) but we were all given, in four instances, "One extra day of Leave entitlement". No
  11. Being a Brit I'm just catching up with American history, but I thought that the 3/5th Clause was introduced as a means of capping the influence of the slave-owning Southern states as they were pushing to have each and every member of their constituencies, regardless of race, accepted towards the total of people they represented...and thus, they would have a greater amount of sway in the newly-forming government. the Northern states realised that the numbers would indeed be unchallengeable, especially as the South could just buy in more 'people to be represented' to swing the balance in the fut
  12. I loved 'The Moon is a Harsh Mistress' and 'Starship Troopers' but it's been a few years since I've read them and I'd love to find the time to reassess them (post-exposure to Objectivism, that is:) ) I'd love to see private enterprise taking to the stars (well, the moon as a start ) and also to see how many of those people who've bought plots of the moon's surface get to claim their titles.
  13. I'll second the recommendations for SotD and Hitch and I'll add Wimbledon. I really enjoyed the drive and ambition of the two main characters and it's a nicely developed romance too:)
  14. I've always loved Star Trek, mainly for it's depictions of rational (most-of-the-time), heroic men and women. Yes, the moral relativism emphasised by the Prime Directive is amongst several problems with the Federation, but, on the whole, the characters who exemplify great values are well-respected and, since the Federation allows all-comers to apply for officer-training, it shows that there is an explicit meritocracy within the system. My personal favorite episodes from each of the modern series are- STNG - I' Borg (for the same reasons as Miss Snow) DS9 - In Purgatory's Shadow/By I
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